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Report: Astros sign reliever Joe Smith to a two-year contract

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TORONTO, ON - JULY 27: Joe Smith #38 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on July 27, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Getty Images’s Brian McTaggart reports that the Astros have signed reliever Joe Smith to a contract, pending a physical. According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports, the deal is worth $14 million over two years.

Smith, 33, spent last season with the Blue Jays and Indians, putting up an aggregate 3.33 ERA with a 71/10 K/BB ratio across 54 innings.

Smith will bolster the back end of the Astros’ bullpen behind closer Ken Giles.

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